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Water Consultant - EIA

  • Job reference: IF-002431
  • Sector: Environment, Infrastructure, Water
  • Location: Peterborough
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At Atkins we offer an opportunity to make a difference and shape the world to benefit future generations and the natural environment.

The Water Management Consultancy team in Atkins is delivering water EIAs for flagship transport projects in the UK – strategic road schemes, HS2 and East-West Rail are some recent examples. We deliver solutions in partnership with our clients ensuring that our EIA and specialist services are focused and effective, mitigating and enhancing the human and natural world. We are a key provider for this specialist area and intend to build on this to grow our team and continue leading projects in this area.

Our team in Peterborough is delivering innovative solutions for Water Resource Management Planning, climate change adaptation, hydroecology, geomorphology and flood risk. We are seeking a candidate capable of working both independently and supporting Project Managers to deliver high-profile projects across the UK as required. There will also be the opportunity to get involved with our wider work in Peterborough across water resources, climate change, hydrology and flood risk.

The vacancy is for someone who will combine excellent technical skills with a desire to improve the environment. The successful applicant can expect to become a lead EIA specialist and project manager for the water environment sector.

• Must have a degree in a relevant discipline (with a focus on Water/Catchment Management).
• 1 to 2 years’ experience in delivering high-profile high-calibre work.
• Knowledge of or experience in EIA for water is a key requirement, working on infrastructure linear schemes would be an advantage.
• Good knowledge of the water environment, Water Framework Directive (WFD) and a some of the approaches to EIA for water is essential.
• Experience of hydro-ecological investigation, water quality and water resource planning would be desirable.
• Applicants must be highly numerate, literate and familiar with IT and software appropriate to the tasks undertaken.
• Working towards Chartered status (e.g. CIWEM, CEnv, MIEMA), so we can support you through to a successful application.
• Driving licence desirable, be available to travel across the UK.

The role will involve, but is not limited to:
• Supporting the delivery of water EIA projects within our portfolio of work and collaborating with other professionals across Water Management Consultancy and the wider Atkins’ businesses.
• Helping to develop the technical capability within Water Management Consultancy and its Technical Networks.
• Maintaining excellent professional relationships with internal and external clients which will secure repeat business.
You will also be responsible for working with the rest of the Water Management Consultancy team and Atkins staff in general in advancing our technical capability to the highest standard and growing the business. This will include identifying innovative approaches and techniques and presenting technical papers, where appropriate.

The Individual
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate evidence of:
• A confident and professional manner.
• Delivery of good quality technical work within the water sector.
• A high expectation of performance for themselves and other members of the team.
• Collaborative working, with excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively at all levels. Supportive of and encouraging others.
• Highly motivated and proactive.
• Excellent analytical, report-writing and presentational skills; candidates must be able to review evidence and produce succinct, accurate and timely summaries.
• Good numerical skills, with some experience of working with spreadsheets and GIS systems.
• Flexible and prepared to take on new challenges.

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help its staff make the best of their abilities and talents. Personal development is reviewed through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Rewards and Benefits
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, and an opportunity to develop and learn new skills in a supportive and friendly environment. We offer fully flexible working and are open to full or part time applications. For full details of our benefits package please refer to our website.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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